The Story of Lance Corporal David W. Yarber
By Trustee George Pastorino
It was June 1967 and life long Justice resident David Yarber had just graduated from Argo High School. Shortly after, as the Vietnam War was raging he enlisted in The United States Marines. Less than 1 year later on June 29th 1968 Lance Corporal Yarber was killed by small arms fire and grenades in
Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam. His final sacrifice was to instruct the medic to attend to his friend first, when the medic returned to David he was gone.
His late father Carmon Yarber was on the District 109 School Board. He is survived by his mother Betty and his brothers Tom and Gary. Tom is very active in Veteran causes today and will be speaking at the Village of Justice Memorial Service. The Memorial Day Service will be held at 10 am on Monday May 31 at the new veteran's memorial dedication.
On this Memorial Day the Village of Justice will honor David, who was the 1st Justice resident Killed in Vietnam. We all live in freedom because of the sacrifices of young men like David W. Yarber.